Following the phenomenal success of You Won’t Get Away With That Here, Pat Shortt returns to Athlone’s Dean Crowe Theatre on October 3 with his hilarious new live show The Hall. Set in the community hall of a small rural town, The Hall, which opened to rave reviews in Dublin, features an array of madcap characters brought to life in Pat Shortt’s inimitable style.
When the local drama group stage a gala fundraising concert to raise money for their latest production, things don’t quite go to plan, with hilarious consequences.
Gerry, the hall caretaker, is shocked to find the hall full of punters hours before he was due to open and sets about taking control while recounting the glory days of The Hall and the past exploits of the drama group.
With the headlining act missing, drama group chairman, local shopkeeper, and would-be comedian, Mossie Whelan, enters the spotlight, with a bottle of wine to give him courage.
Against the odds, the drama group make it to the stage with In The Shadow Of The Well Of The Sorrows, a comedy/ drama/ tragedy/ melodrama, which spills over into the audience in some rather surprising ways.
Just when it looks like the night will be a complete disaster, all is saved by the arrival of singing sensation, Dixie Walsh. Fresh from a tour of the entire diocese on the back of his hit single ‘The Jumbo Breakfast Roll’, the ever popular Dixie gets the crowd going with his current hit single, ‘Where Did My Money Go?’
Fresh from the set of his new pilot programme for RTE, Mattie, IFTA and Evening Standard award-winner Pat Shortt is looking forward to getting back in front of a live audience.
To book tickets contact the Dean Crowe box office at (090 ) 6492129 or book online at www.deancrowetheatre.com